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Office Buzz: September

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We're giving you the scoop on all the things we've been buzzing about (teehee) around the office this month! From beauty products to workouts, we're sharing our thoughts on our must-haves and dishing on why you need them in your life! 
 
“I am always trying to make my life look more like the aisles of The Container Store, so when I found @lifeinjeneral I knew they would be an instant obsession. They are professional organizers that show you how to simplify your life and organize any space. They have quickly become my go-to online organization helper. Give them a follow, I promise you won’t regret it.”
– Amber
"My current obsession (or more like addiction) is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Superfood by Amazing Grass. I feel like a lot of other protein powder brands either don’t have the best ingredients or don’t taste that great, but Amazing Grass is both delicious AND nutritious! At first I was using Amazing Grass as a quick and easy meal substitute, but I just love the taste so much that it’s now become one of my favorite lunch options. Their Protein Superfood is completely guilt-free – it’s plant-based, vegan, organic, gmo free, gluten free, and is packed with 20 grams of protein and 2 full servings of fruits and veggies! Oh, and did I mention that it’s DELISH? Done and done!"
- Kristina
"This month I have been working on my fitness 💪 What I find works for me mentally and physically are group workouts like SoulCycle and Corepower Yoga.  They have been my current obsession (just check out my Insta Stories). In both classes, I am able to push my body and mind for 45 minutes and leave feeling accomplished and proud of how my strong my body is. Bring your workout buddy with you and grab brunch after!" 
- Wendy
 
"I'm always on the hunt for easy, healthy recipes so I'm obsessed with @broccyourbody! Everything she makes is delish and good for you (think: Vegetarian Mexican Zucchini Boats). Plus most of her recipes include ingredients from Trader Joe's and I practically live there. Also, fun fact: her sister is influencer and L*Space babe Amanda Stanton - small world!"
- Megan
“I have been travelling so much lately and flying just sucks the moisture out of my face and tends to cause breakouts. I purchased this sleeping mask by Glow Recipe from Sephora a few weeks ago (a recommendation from an employee who swears by it) and I just love it. It’s so moisturizing and gives me a fresh glow the next morning. I even apply a light layer on the plane to prevent my skin from drying out. Plus it smells so lovely!”
- Whitney
"I’ve been all about fall nail polish colors this month. Even though it’s still hot in Southern California, I couldn’t wait to start wearing darker, fall-themed maroon and taupe shades. This week, I’ve been rocking OPI’s  “Less is Norse”, which is a super pretty dark navy blue!"
- Elise
 

 

View out our September lookbook for more of our faves this month + how we style them! 

And check our newest arrivals here

 

 

 

 


Behind the Collection: California Dreamin'

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Maybe we're a little biased, but we think our Resort 2019 collection is our best yet. So we sat down with our design team to learn more about the inspiration behind it, see their dreamy mood boards, and to hear their thoughts on which trends will be blowing up this season. Keep reading to get the scoop!

 

 

What is the inspiration for your collection for Resort ‘19? 
At the heart of our brand we are a California style collective that lives for days spent lounging on the beach. For Resort ’19 we went back to our roots, concentrating on what sets us apart from other brands, which is our impeccable fit and our soft hand feel. 
I would say our Resort collection is a love letter to California. We were inspired by the landscape that surrounds us, our love of the ocean and the beautiful Summer blooms.
What are the hottest swim trends for Resort ’19?
Tie and wrap details continue to be popular. Our new must have for the season is the Flashback Bikini Top.  We love the “V” wire trend and are also beyond excited about our Lee Lee Top [arriving October 2018] paired back to our tried and true Frenchi, our high cut bottom. 

 
What is the most directional trend going forward? 
We are seeing a trend toward more modest bottoms and mid-kinis. A mid-kini is a high waisted bottom with a high cut leg. Giving you the coverage you might want while still showing some skin! We are loving our new iterations on high waisted bottoms.  
What is the most exciting new trend in swimwear this season? 
Texture is the new solid. Ribbed fabric is everywhere and we love it!

 

 

What are the key cover-ups and accessories of the season? 
The cover up pant is a fan favorite around the office. Slip on our Smith Pants and transition your outfit from beach to brunch!
What is the must-have item or style for Resort ’19?
Beach inspired bags are so hot for the Resort season. There are so many great styles out there. I am most excited about our Bella Bucket Bag and our Simon Market Bag [arriving in November]. They are the perfect outfit toppers!

 

 

View our California Dreamin' lookbook and listen to our Spotify playlist here


L*SPACE Behind the Brand: Meet Megan

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Your role at L*SPACE...

Social Media + Content Creation Coordinator

Describe your typical daily routine.

During the week, I get ready and just head straight to work. My days are spent posting, shooting content, chatting with our amazing customers on social media, and dreaming up cool ideas for our social platforms and marketing initiatives! I also love the days I get to spend on set at our photoshoots. When I get home I usually go for a beach walk with my boyfriend (or a swim if it's nice out), cook dinner, then watch a show or read Harry Potter for the millionth time.

Where can we find you on the weekends?

I love to paint, so I'm usually creating something on the weekends! I try to stay active but I hate the gym, so I'm a big fan of hiking. I also just signed up for ClassPass so I'm excited to start taking fun group classes.

How would you describe the L*Space girl?

She's a little glam, but down to earth, and she never takes life too seriously. 

Top 5 favorite albums:

This is always changing, but...

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Doolittle - Pixies

Strange Trails - Lord Huron

Rubber Soul - The Beatles

The Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine

Dream vacation spot?

I'm dying to go to Australia! Byron Bay is all over my Instagram feed and it looks incredible. 

What advice would you give your 17 year-old self?

Always strive to be compassionate - toward others and toward yourself! No one has it all figured out, and that's okay. 

Follow Megan on Instagram here.

And check out Megan's style picks here!


Behind The Scenes in Malibu: California Dreamin' Shoot

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This season, we made our way through the lush hills of untouched Topanga Canyon and landed at a beautiful beach house on the water in Malibu. The whitewashed surf shack on the shore (worthy of a Nancy Meyers movie...we half expected Diane Keaton to emerge from a neighboring house) set the perfect stage for photographer Graham Dunn to capture our California Dreamin' campaign. Otherworldly beauty Bregje Heinen served as our muse, draped in this season's effortless styles. We're feeling vintage-inspired knot details, buttery-soft fabrics, and sporty touches - these unfussy looks beg to be thrown on after a quick dip in the sea. Keep scrolling for a little peek behind the scenes of our picturesque Malibu shoot...


L*SPACE Behind The Brand: Meet Elise

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Your role at L*SPACE...

Marketing + PR

What’s your Monday-Friday routine like?

In the morning, I usually listen to podcasts while I head from where I live in San Diego to our office in Orange County (worth the trek 😊). Once I’m at the office, there’s never a dull moment - it’s filled with bikinis, idea brainstorming, organizing new brand opportunities and lots and lots of emails. After work, I typically try to get some type of work out in whether it’s the gym, yoga or trying out a new fitness Groupon.

In 3 words, how would you describe your personal style?

Beachy, fashion-forward & functional

What’s your favorite weekend hangout?

I love checking out a good food/drink spot, hanging at the beach or trying a new hike. Luckily the Southern California coast has great places for all of those, so on a really good weekend I try to squeeze in all three.

What are your must-have beauty picks?

I’m a huge coconut oil junkie. I use it on my face, body, hair- everywhere, so anything from Kopari has been a go-to fave for me lately.

How would you describe the L*SPACE girl?

I would say she’s a family-&-friends-first girl, who lives life with a balance of being driven and carefree.

What advice would you give your 17 year-old self?

I spent way too much time worrying about the future, rather than focusing on the present. I would definitely remind her to enjoy the present and that everything works out the way it’s supposed to (which is nice to remind myself even now!)

Check out Elise's style picks here!